In December 2014, I got to attend the Star Alliance general meeting in Delhi, India. As part of the trip, I was encouraged to fly Star Alliance carriers. I flew United Airlines from Washington Dulles International Airport to Zurich and Swiss from Zurich to Delhi. I had a six-hour layover in Zurich, so I hung out in the Swiss lounge. located on the second level of the airport. Across the hall was a patio area that had great views of the airport and mountains, which is where I snapped this shot. Enjoy!
During one of my many visits to Delta Air Lines’ headquarters in Atlanta, I always enjoyed visiting the Delta Flight Museum. When I worked at the carrier, I used to enjoy eating my lunch there and volunteering for events. One of the crown jewels in the museum collection is the Spirit of Delta, a Boeing 767 that was donated to the airline by its employees in 1982. Inside, it holds historical items, including my photo below of a pair of Concorde models in the Delta livery. Enjoy!
I finally got to see the new International Concourse F at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in October 2013 when I was attending a journalism conference. The nice folks at my former employer, Delta Air Lines, sent over Morgan Durrant to give me a tour of the facility. The picture below was taken from the second level of the terminal outside Delta’s Sky Club. Enjoy!
In December 2014, I had the chance to go to New Delhi, India, to attend the bi-annual Star Alliance meeting. On the way there, I flew United Airlines to Zurich. I had a five-hour layover before my connecting flight on Swiss, so of course I went out on the patio at the premium lounge to take some pictures, including the one below. Enjoy!
A recent article in the online magazine Salon discusses how despite airlines continue to cut on amenities, passengers continue to fly. It cited the example of ultra low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines, which it said despite charging myriad fees and having a reputation for bad customer service is still the most profitable carrier in the United States.
I’ve written about Ben Baldanza making the case for Spirit Airlines, along with Delta’s effort to put a Spirit-like product on some key routes where it competes with the Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based carrier.